Friday, October 21, 2011

QAYG Resources

I hope everyone enjoyed my talk about quilt as you go methods as much as I enjoyed presenting them.  I mentioned there were a two blogs that had served as inspiration for me in learning about quilt as you go methods; The Quilting Edge and Fibermania

Here are a few sources that might be helpful:

If you google "quilt as you go", you'll find other resources, including some youtube videos, that cover some of the same things I did tonight.

Eva Marie

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Quilt As You Go

At the guild meeting tomorrow night, I'm pleased to be presenting my favorite technique in quilting, Quilt As You Go or QAYG.  With this technique, you make quilted panels that can be assembled into large quilts or used as they are.  I have to warn you, it's addictive.  You can't make just one panel.

I've been making pillows with my panels, but the possibilites are endless.  I've posted a few pictures on my flickr stream at Bijoux Baby, or check my blog at for other pictures.  I tried posting pictures here, but it didn't work and time is tight.  Sorry about the redirect.

I hope you can join me tomorrow night.

Eva Marie Evans

MEETING UPDATE: Tomorrow, October 20, 2011

Our NEXT Meeting is tomorrow, Thursday, October 20, 2011 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
West Des Moines Public Library

UPDATE: We had a last minute program change; our scheduled speaker, Carla Timberlake of Lollyquiltz and charter member of the Kansas City Chapter of The Modern Quilt Guild, will not be able to come.

PROGRAM DEMONSTRATION:  Member Eva Marie Evans will be showing us her Quilt-As-You-Go technique. 

12 Minute Tip - Member Linda Hungerford will give our 12-Minute Tips!

As always, bring a work-in-progress, or finished project for Show 'n Tell!!!

Come join us for an informative meeting, lots of fabric talk with friendly quilters, and stay to socialize afterward. We look forward to meeting you!

For the November 17 meeting, plan to join in the fun of a Holiday Swap. Simply make a holiday item and wrapit up. We'll exchange gifts and take home something pretty for holidaydecorating. (Themes include Autumn; Thanksgiving; Christmas; Winter.  Suggested items: wall hanging; table runner; candle mat; mug rug;potholder; tea towel; hand towel, etc.)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Public Television Program About Quilting

On Saturday, October 29 at 9:00 AM Iowa Public Television (IPTV) will begin airing a documentary called Why Quilts Matter.
"This new documentary series focuses on why quilts are bigger than you think, seen through the lenses of history, art, and politics. For the quilter, collector or casual observer, the nine episodes take you behind the scenes and into new territory, exploring the centrality of the quilt in American culture and revealing the unsuspected size, breadth and depth of the quilt culture."

The first program is "Quilts 101 - Antique and Contemporary Quilts" Learn what makes an antique quilt more valuable and why contemporary quilts are judged differently.
For more information about the program, including air dates and times, visit IPTV here.

For more information about Why Quilts Matter, go here.

Posted by Linda Hungerford, Programming Co-Chair